• July 25, 2024

Mike Tyson’s Tribute: Julio Cesar Chavez’s impressive unbeaten streak of 90 fights solidifies his status as one of the greatest boxers in history.

Julio Cesar Chavez is widely recognized as one of the most significant figures in the history of boxing due to his consistent display of skill and prowess within the ring.

This exceptional attribute of his has garnered admiration not only from devoted boxing enthusiasts but also from his former opponents.

Recently, Mike Tyson took the opportunity to reflect upon the illustrious journey of the esteemed Mexican champion, whose remarkable record stands as one of the finest in the sport.

During a discussion on his podcast, Tyson drew a parallel between the extraordinary careers of JC Chavez and his compatriot, the American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

 

 

While Mayweather proclaims himself as the ultimate boxing champion, boasting an undefeated record of 50 victories in 50 matches, Tyson aimed to emphasize that Chavez achieved an astonishing 90-fight undefeated streak. Chavez amassed an impressive total of 89 wins, accompanied by only a solitary draw, before finally experiencing defeat on January 29, 1994.

This significant loss occurred at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he faced off against Frankie Randall, who entered the bout with a record of 48-2-1, rendering him a considerable 15-1 underdog. Unquestionably, this event garnered global attention, captivating the entire sporting community.

 

 

Julio Cesar Chavez persevered in his boxing career, concluding with an impressive professional record of 107 victories, six defeats, and two draws out of a total of 115 bouts.

When it comes to comparing Julio Cesar Chavez and Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson made his stance clear. Despite Floyd Mayweather’s recent assertion of retiring undefeated at 50-0, thereby aligning himself with the legendary Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer in history, Tyson expressed his opinion.

“Let’s not talk about being the greatest fighter with a record of 50-0,” Tyson remarked, highlighting the significance of Chavez’s legacy in the process.

 

 

“You’re undeniably remarkable, there’s no question about it, but a record of 50-0? Chavez achieved an astounding 90 victories.

“He was actively participating in approximately eight bouts per year, facing opponents based on their rankings without any favoritism. He didn’t cherry-pick his opponents; instead, it was an open invitation to anyone willing to step into the ring.”

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